paidContent Quick Hits 03.02.2010

»  Coverage of Steve Ballmer’s keynote at SMX West. [Search Engine Land]
»  The 2005 e-mail that spawned online photo editor Picnik, Google’s latest buy. [TechFlash]
»  Insiders say Facebook’s revenues likely reached between $600 million and $700 million in 2009, and could make over a billion dollars this year. [Inside Facebook]
»  Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) will be the first advertiser to sync its sponsored brand pages on YouTube, Facebook and MySpace (NYSE: NWS) to promote its new comic-book movie, Kick-Ass. [AdAge]
»  A 10-year history of the biggest moments in search. [Razorfish]
»  European lobbyist group calls for Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) to issue a worldwide browser ballot saying that while Internet Explorer comes preloaded on Windows PCs, there are other browsers available. [ZDNet]